Posts tagged "ice fishing"

The approach to pond fishing

The approach to pond fishing
In order to be successful at pond fishing, the approach should be nothing more than going back to the basics of fishing.  Start out by making a decision of what you want to fish for, then arm yourself appropriately.  That’s a good start to get you on your way to catching fish. Most ponds will... Read more »

Reports and news

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Here’s the latest outdoor reports and news that I received.  If you have reports and photos to share, send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you... Read more »

Outdoor News and Photos

Outdoor News and Photos
Here’s the latest outdoor news along with some shared photos.  Got new?  Photos? If you want to share send them to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net. If you’re interested in receiving an email notification of all new Illinois Outdoors posts, subscribe below at the end of this post.  My mailing list is spam free, you’ll get no... Read more »
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Outdoor News and Reports

Outdoor News and Reports
Got outdoor news?  Fishing Reports? Photos to share?  Send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Here’s the lastest….. Coffeen Lake Reopens after oil spill from Chris Young, IL DNR Coffeen Lake in Montgomery County was reopened to boating and fishing Tuesday afternoon, March 2, following the completion of an oil spill cleanup. The cleanup effort is complete on... Read more »

Coffeen Lake closed due to turbine oil spill

Coffeen Lake closed due to turbine oil spill
I just learned from Chris Young, the public information officer for the IL DNR that Coffeen Lake is closed to boating while there’s a cleanup of a turbine oil leak at the Coffeen Power Station. According to Young, “Dynegy Inc. reported the spill of 800-1,000 gallons of turbine oil into the discharge ditch on Wednesday,... Read more »

Latest Fishing Reports

Latest Fishing Reports
Been fishing through the ice?  Got pics?   Share your reports here by mailing to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Local Pond ice report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,  Fishing was good between fronts Saturday afternoon. Bass were good on tip ups and jigging spoons along outside weed lines and mid lake humps. Crappie were hitting on jigging spoons... Read more »
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Fishing Reports and News

Jakob, ice fishing, walleye - Photo LOW MN Tourism
Do you have any outdoor news or fishing/hunting reports?  Send them with photos to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Here’s the latest. Fox River Shiver Fundraiser with Hermann’s Lowlife Bar & Grill by Marcy Hi, Marcy here! Hope y’all are doing fine, and have been able to get out on the ice plenty of times! This is not really... Read more »

Feel no chill when the fish are biting

Feel no chill when the fish are biting
Drilling holes with a hand auger, kicking the slush to the side of an eight inch hole, and scooping out the slivers of ice is the start of some fun time on hard water.  This is the beginning of a good day of ice fishing. Late last week radio show co-host partner Jim DaRosa of... Read more »

A dozen reasons to go ice fishing

A dozen reasons to go ice fishing
Fishing is fun.  For me, finally the outdoor show season is over and now I have time to be walking on hard water. Some people wonder though, why ice fish?   Well the reasons are unlimited.  It’s fun.  It’s good to get into the outdoors and fish during that time when the lakes are frozen. Ice... Read more »
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Outdoor reports and news

Outdoor reports and news
It’s been a busy week being at the Chicagoland Fishing< Travel and Outdoor Expo.  It was great to see a lot of old friends and make some new ones.  The show was busy with a record breaking attendance for the opener on Saturday.  I guess that Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show... Read more »